People Behind Gallery Wall
Pre-installation view


People Behind Gallery Wall
Pre-installation view


People Behind Gallery Wall
Pre-installation view


People Behind Gallery Wall
Pre-installation view


People Behind Gallery Wall
Installation view
MDF / 6.90x1.10m


People Behind Gallery Wall
Installation view / opening night
MDF / 6.90x1.10m


People Behind Gallery Wall
Installation view / opening night
MDF / 6.90x1.10m


People Behind Gallery Wall
Installation view / opening night
MDF / 6.90x1.10m


People Behind Gallery Wall
Installation view / opening night
MDF / 6.90x1.10m


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People Behind Gallery Wall
18.02.2016

Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus
Oslo, Norway

Actors where hired to stand behind an additional gallery wall. The actors where silent, invisible, and the only information given to the visitors was the title of the exhibition. The exhibition lasted for one hour.

“The intrinsic relation between the identity of the self and the rest of identities is perhaps most straightforwardly explored in Nordby's People Behind Gallery Wall. The absence of other exhibits within the showroom except for a bare wall, coupled with the stipulation that there are people behind it, points to the dependence of identities on the human presence. Even if not immediately obvious, the human subject is here presupposed from the very outset. Whereas the visitors heeding to its message appear to anticipate it stepping forward as a revelation.”
- Rossen Roussev, Vanishing Identities: On the Deconstructive Aura of Lars Nordby's Conceptual Art / Read more

Thanks to Rike Frank and David Slotvik. Photos by Linnea Jardemark and István Virág.